Six years after retiring from the Detroit Pistons in 2014, Chauncey Billups is again within the NBA. However this time, he is on the sideline.
Billups has been employed because the lead assistant coach for the Los Angeles Clippers and can be a part of a workers led by new head coach Ty Lue, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported on Thursday. Lue is changing Doc Rivers, underneath whom he was an assistant final season.
As one of many biggest level guards in franchise historical past who led the Pistons to a championship in 2004, Billups’ title has appeared within the rumor mill as a possible candidate to hitch Detroit’s entrance workplace. Till lately, Billups had primarily been inquisitive about main a entrance workplace himself. He has additionally been thought of for entrance workplace roles with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves.
In September, Billups reportedly started eyeing teaching jobs. He performed for the Clippers from 2011-13, and was employed as the sport analyst for the Clippers’ TV broadcasts final August. Now, he and Lue will try to get the franchise again on monitor following a second-round exit within the playoffs this yr.
Billups is a five-time NBA All-Star, two-time NBA All-Defensive Second Time choice and earned Finals MVP with the Pistons in 2004.
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